Why is there a limit on changing 'Home' consoles

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User Info: ShELbY_GT500

ShELbY_GT500
1 month ago#1
The limit is 5, but why, and is it only 5 for this current generation?

If I’m to sell my OG Xbox, would I need to disable that as my home console? More than likely going to keep it around as a spare in case my X dies on me, but since I’m the only user does it really matter to have any consoles as the home console?
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User Info: SigmaLongshot

SigmaLongshot
1 month ago#2
To limit game sharing abuse mate. Without it hypothetically the whole town could get stuck in to your digital-only library.
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User Info: D_FENS3

D_FENS3
1 month ago#3
The reason of limiting "home consoles" is for the game sharing feature. Otherwise you could just share digital purchases to every one you know.
If you were to sell your Xbox, delete all memory. Factory reset to safe guard your personal info.
You can set A TRUSTED friend or family member as home console. To share digital purchases with.
It is nice to have A 2nd Xbox. When friends stop over to game with. They can sign in their account and have A LAN party.
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ShELbY_GT500
1 month ago#4
SigmaLongshot posted...
To limit game sharing abuse mate. Without it hypothetically the whole town could get stuck in to your digital-only library.


But can’t you only have 1 home console at one time?
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User Info: Imn0tleB0W5ki

Imn0tleB0W5ki
1 month ago#5
ShELbY_GT500 posted...
is it only 5 for this current generation?

it's 5 per year. this page should answer any questions you have. if you need clarification feel free to ask. aloha
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/game-setup/my-home-xbox

Can I change my home Xbox console to a different console?
You can change which console is your home Xbox up to five times during a one-year period. This period works on a rolling basis, starting the moment you change your home Xbox for the first time. If you reach your limit of home console changes for the year, you’ll get a message letting you know the next available date you can change it.
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User Info: mcnichoj

mcnichoj
1 month ago#6
ShELbY_GT500 posted...
SigmaLongshot posted...
To limit game sharing abuse mate. Without it hypothetically the whole town could get stuck in to your digital-only library.


But can’t you only have 1 home console at one time?
Home console just means a box where that profiles digital game licenses are stored so anyone on that box can use them. The idea would be for like a family. Dad/mom has their account set to Home on the living room Xbox so the kids can use the parents digital games and content, then the parent can freely go play on any other system in their house or wherever and also play their stuff.
That is the intended use.
Obviously people figured out though that instead of using it on your kids and a second console in your house, you can do it with a friend down the street.
Microsoft themselves partially encourage this as they get more money from digital sales and that's one less copy that can end up in a used game bin.
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User Info: ShELbY_GT500

ShELbY_GT500
1 month ago#7
Thanks for the info guys. That clears it up for me
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User Info: Deathpossesion

Deathpossesion
1 month ago#8
Also you can call Microsoft and ask for a reset I've done it twice before. Granted u wouldn't abuse that service but it's there.
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User Info: SigmaLongshot

SigmaLongshot
1 month ago#9
ShELbY_GT500 posted...
Thanks for the info guys. That clears it up for me


No worries whatsoever. Buying digitally and game sharing has been a godsend this generation with Xbox One. My wife and I generally like playing co-op games together and not many of them happen to be split-screen, so knowing that I can just buy it digitally once and we both get a copy is a no-brainer - much less of a cash drain than having to buy two separate discs just to play system link.
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holden4ever
1 month ago#10
SigmaLongshot posted...
Buying digitally and game sharing has been a godsend this generation with Xbox One.


Before this gen I was 100% physical. Now it depends on the game but most purchases are digital. I'll still buy games physical but only used games. On PS4 I buy physical only.
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